Cycle 4

The children in Nursery have worked extremely hard during Cycle 3. We have just started Cycle 4 and are excited about all of the learning that will take place.

The children have really enjoyed reading Jack and the Beanstalk.  They have even planted their own beans and taken care of them showing a good understanding of growth and changes overtime.  The children can name the roots and know that plants need the sun and water to grow.

In cycle 4 we will be reading Handa’s Surprise and I Will Never Eat a Tomato.  The children will be learning all about different fruits, ways to stay healthy and the need for variety in food.

Things to remember:

Sun cream and Sun Hats

In the summer term the children enjoy spending the majority of their time outdoors.  Please remember to ensure your child has sun cream and a sun hat in school with their name clearly labelled. We ask that you apply sun cream in the morning and we can then reapply in the afternoon.

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately.

All children require a pair of wellies in school.  The children really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the newly replenished sandpit.

Snack Money

We ask that the children continue to bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Uniform
Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Reading Books

Please remember to bring your child’s reading book in school every day.  Books are changed every Tuesday and we aim to try and read with each child every day.

Thank you

Miss Livesey and Mrs Singh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 3

The children in Nursery have worked extremely hard during Cycle 2. We have just started Cycle 3 and are excited about all of the learning that will take place.

The children have really flourished and it has been lovely to see them become independent learners.  Every child has their own resources in their tray to access during group work and they are well on their way with writing their names in the morning, well done everyone.

During this cycle we will be having some special visitors in Early Years. We will be receiving a set of eggs which we will be able to see hatch into ducklings. Very exciting! The children will learn about the life cycle of a duckling.  They will have the opportunity to draw and write about them and maybe even hold one!

In cycle 3, we will also be reading some traditional tales including The Ugly Duckling and Jack and the Beanstalk.  These traditional tales tie in with our topic on Understanding the World as we develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.

The children are working hard to learn the set 1 sounds in Read Write Inc and I would like to thank you for your continued support in reading with your child.  The feedback on the home reading books has been very positive and I look forward to welcoming you all to a reading morning in the near future.  More details to follow.

Things to remember:

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately.

All children require a pair of wellies in school.  The children really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the newly replenished sandpit.

Snack Money

We ask that the children continue to bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Uniform
Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Thank you

Miss Livesey and Mrs Singh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle 2

Christmas is fastly approaching and the children are working hard practising the songs for the Wriggly Nativity production which I am sure you will all love.  Further information about the show will be sent home in due course.

The children have been tuning into sounds and working hard on rhyme.  The children have enjoyed rhyming stories, such as Giraffes Can’t Dance and Shark in the Dark.  It would be really beneficial for your child if you could carry this on at home by emphasising rhyming words and reading rhyming stories before bed.  Julia Donaldson books are always a firm favourite for this.  We will keep coming back to rhyme throughout the year until the children can continue a rhyming string, such as, cat, mat, hat.

Soon the children will be starting the Read Write Inc phonics programme and we will be practising forming letters.  We have seen huge improvements in their writing skills since they started writing their name during morning registration a few weeks ago.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in helping your child practise writing their name at home. It’s great to see how enthusiastic the children are about writing. Keep up the great work!

In maths we are focusing on recognising numbers 1-15, forming numerals and one to one counting objects.  The children have been recognising lots of numbers in the environment and are keen to tell the adults which number they have found.

As the weather is now turning much colder it is essential for all children to have spare clothes and wellie boots left in school on their peg.  The children access the outdoors in ALL weather and we do not have enough spare wellies for them in school.  Children also require a thick winter coat, hat, scarf and gloves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Nursery

Welcome to Nursery

A big welcome to all our wonderful new children and families. We enjoyed visiting you and your families in your own homes last week and are really looking forward to welcoming you all and helping you to settle in and enjoy exploring your new classroom, indoors and out.

Things to remember:

Spare clothes

Please ensure your child has spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately, you’re welcome to bring in a pair of named wellies to keep in school for water play outdoors and in case of rainy days.

Uniform
Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

We operate an open door policy, therefore please feel free to come in and speak to me about any worries or concerns you may have about your child or your child’s learning. If you would like a more in depth discussion, we can arrange a mutually convenient time and date.

Thank you for your support

Miss Livesey and the Nursery team.